Little French Fudge Cakes


No commercial mix has chocolate as good as this! The cake itself is nearly as dense as fudge.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
6 mini cakes


  • 1 (4 ounce) bittersweet chocolate bar, chopped

  • 1 ½ (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped

  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 egg yolk

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 3 tablespoons organic all-purpose flour

  • ½ (4 ounce) bittersweet chocolate bar, broken into 1/2-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 6 cupcake cups, preferably in a dark-colored metal pan.

  2. Place 1 chopped bar of bittersweet chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, and butter in a microwave-safe bowl; place bowl in microwave, and cook on low power until the butter has melted and the chocolate is soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Check and stir often to avoid burning the chocolate. Stir until smooth.

  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk cinnamon, vanilla extract, eggs, egg yolk, sugar, and salt until thoroughly combined, and stir in the flour just until blended. Mix in the chocolate mixture, stir the batter a few times until smooth, and lightly mix in the 1/2 bar of bittersweet chocolate broken into 1/2-inch pieces. Spoon batter into the prepared cupcake cups, filling them about 3/4 full.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a knife inserted into the center of a cake comes out with streaks of thick batter, about 18 minutes. The tops of the cakes should be almost firm. Allow to cool in the pan on a rack for 5 to 10 minutes to serve warm, or 20 minutes to serve at room temperature.

Cook's Note:

If wrapped well, these should last about five days if refrigerated. If you choose to frost, use chocolate frosting. You could turn this recipe into a cake by baking it in a 9-inch spring form pan lined with parchment. Increase the cooking time to about 35 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

427 Calories
25g Fat
47g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 427
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 15g 75%
Cholesterol 123mg 41%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 6g
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 203mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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